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McCarthyism

from U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy who acted out morbid fear of aliens, especially Communists. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 409]
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16) A number of these people emerged from such experiences to be confronted during the early Cold War with severely repressive McCarthyist red-baiting, regardless of whether they were in the Communist Party of the United States (CP) or not.
Salem also conjures up Arthur Miller's The Crucible and McCarthyist censorship in the nineteen fifties.
Rather than debate whether the ideas of Leon Kass on embryo cloning support the progressive agenda or not, Nina Siegal resorts to a McCarthyist form of guilt by association.
In this article, I don't want to point the condemnatory finger at groups or individuals and ignite a McCarthyist witch-hunt.
World War II, and McCarthyist witch hunts during the Korean War.
The McCarthyist campaign against communism in the United States threatened to highlight the alleged association between Jews and communism with potentially dangerous results for Jewish Americans.
S11 protesters were `un-Australian', as were communists during the McCarthyist period and IWW members during World War I.
universities seem to have been reliving the Spanish Inquisition, the purge trims of the Stalin era, or the McCarthyist hearings of the 1950s.
In the '50s, he was an unapologetic McCarthyist until be broke with the Wisconsin senator over his hysteria.
Sympathetic colleagues like Braidwood and Leslie White tried to pave the way, but McCarthyist America was none too sanguine about Childe's Soviet connections.
A famous liberal Hollywood actor and his playwright daughter rehearse a new script; then, as you see it tried out in a little theater, with the father as a witness fighting off his McCarthyist inquisitor, the members of the audience rise from their seats and, all barriers between art, life, and propaganda dissolving, beat the father to the edge of death.
Left-liberal missionaries were more prevalent in Canadian churches than south of the border--not to mention somewhat freer from McCarthyist pressures.